You’ve probably heard of it. You may even have an account. You might lose hours of your life scrolling through TikTok watching videos (yes, that is me) or you might be creating and sharing on TikTok already. Regardless of what you already know, here’s an overview of what the fuss is about and why you should be paying more attention to the app that is taking over social.
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Walk into any ad agency and you’ll quickly see that we are severely under-represented in Māori and Pasifika employees. An updated version of the Commercial Communications Council’s 2017 D&I study is expected later this year. The 2017 study showed that only four percent of our industry identified as Māori and only three percent as Pasifika, nowhere near their representation in the working-age population of 13 percent and six percent respectively. To be that far off is just not good enough.
Media is a tough business to be in anywhere in the world. The dominance of global players has shifted the sands for media organisations the world over but here in New Zealand, local players are fortifying the local media economy through innovation, partnerships and investing in local content, says GroupM New Zealand chief executive Chris Riley. And it’s win-win-win for consumers, clients and agencies.
Graham Medcalf takes a look at the week that was, covering demand for digital skills, investment in voice, aligning with women, and viewer-led research.